Wrong-way crash on Rt. 322 kills two

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A driver headed the wrong-way along Route 322 in Perry County  caused a deadly head-on collision that resulted in two deaths.  State police say the two vehicles collided around 1:08 a.m. on Tuesday morning about 2 miles west of Newport in Greenwood Township. One of the vehicles was headed west in the eastbound lanes of Route 322 when they slammed head-on into an oncoming vehicle.

The wrong-way driver’s vehicle rolled onto its roof and into a median before catching fire.

The driver of the other vehicle was ejected. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their names have not been released.




  • Seth

    I came upon the wreckage last night a few minutes after it happened(there were a few semis pulled over already). I ran to the burning car upside down in the median and couldn't tell if anyone was in it(there were none in the front seat), but the guy next to me said he saw a "femur" sticking out what appeared to be a leg in the back seat. The fire was too intense to get closer than 6' of the car. One semi driver used an extinguisher to no avail. I then ran to the driver of the other vehicle who was face down in the middle of the southbound lanes. The same guy who saw the leg checked and verified that there was no pulse. There was debris everywhere, and the cars damage was severe, which makes sense now that I know that the burning car was heading in the wrong direction. I stayed and flashed/blocked cars away from the man in the street until the paramedics arrived. My prayers go out to the families of these two and especially the wife of the guy driving in the right direction(saw the ring).

  • Marie

    Thank you Seth: I am the Aunt of Keith's wife. This is such a tragedy. Keith also left 4 children behind. I just wish we knew why the other driver was on the wrong side of the highway.

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